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SB 2 - Amends Environmental Protection Laws - Ohio Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (85-10) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Environmental Protection Laws

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends regulations of Ohio's landfills, water systems and demolition sites.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes the issuance of a single license governing both a construction and demolition debris facility and a processing facility located on the same property (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the open burning of construction debris on a construction site (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits establishing a processing facility or demolition site without a permit from the district’s board of health or the director of the state’s environmental protection agency (EPA) (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits building demolition sites or processing facilities within 500 feet of an occupied dwelling or 100 feet of a perennial stream (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes regulatory oversight to decrease the amount of abandoned waste generated from construction and demolition sites (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the state’s EPA director, in lieu of the U.S. EPA, to issue a permit to an entity discharging into a privately owned treatment works (Sec. 1).

  • Requires public water systems to demonstrate ongoing technical, financial and managerial capability by implementing an asset management program to ensure safe and reliable drinking water (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the state’s EPA director to appoint a receiver to take possession of a public water system serving fewer than 500 connections if its conditions present a threat to public health or welfare (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the Ohio EPA to evaluate and clean up abandoned landfills, gain site access, conduct investigations and take samples at these sites (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the state’s EPA director or an authorized representative to enter at reasonable times any private or public property to inspect and investigate conditions related to alleged noncompliance (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (33-0) -

Title: Amends Environmental Protection Laws

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amends Environmental Protection Laws

Sponsors

  • Clifford K. 'Cliff' Hite (OH - R) (Out Of Office)

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